I was not quite feeling up for a tempo run but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Yesterday, I did not do my Inflict workout as planned after work. Work ran late. I still made it to watch some of the Tae Kwon Do class and I might have been able to still do the workout but thought that taking it easy might be better.
So, when I woke up this morning I was feeling better but maybe not quite 100%. Warmed up with most of the first mile alongside Jenny until I split off to head up Starkey Blvd's bike path. First two miles were around 9:00 pace. I noticed it was warmer than it had been the last two days, but still within a range where I could complete this run. (temp was 74 and humid)
I was able to get on my pace quickly and concentrated on getting the first mile out of the way. I was pretty consistent with my splits. The last mile started to feel a bit hard and it felt like I was having to put in more effort than what a tempo run should be. Felt good to finish the last mile, here are the splits:
6:39, 6:40, 6:40,6:39, 6:34
Had to walk for a bit, then started up again slowly for the return trip, ended up picking up the last mile to 6:56, followed by about a 1/3 of a mile at a 9:00 pace.
More cool down in the pool. Decided against trying to get the Inflict workout in because I needed to pack for business trip to Austin.
Average pace: 7:30